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How to stop forgetting your shopping bags

How to stop forgetting your shopping bags

How many times have you gotten out of your car at the grocery store and realized you forgot your reusable bags?Plastic bags are all over the place, and even when they make it into the dump, it can take them 1000 years to biodegrade. Even paper bags often find themselves in landfills because not everyone recycles. So, if you want to do your part to cut down on waste, use these tips to help you remember your reusable shopping bags every time!  Collect a Variety of Reusable Shopping Bags. The more bags you have on hand, the better the chances...

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Why sea forests could help save the planet

Why sea forests could help save the planet

More than once, we've heard how the Amazon is our planet's lungs. However, according to UNEP, maritime forests can absorb 17 times more carbon than the Brazilian rainforest. This means that when we talk about reforesting, we should not only be looking above the surface. Despite being vital to ecosystem functioning and stopping global warming, these blue forests are being destroyed by industrial fishing and losing biodiversity. Kelp forests One amazing group of seaweed species are kelps. They can create incredibly biodiverse underwater algal forests. Some species form the forest canopy by growing as high as 50 meters tall, like...

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Make your own dairy-free, sustainable milk

Make your own dairy-free, sustainable milk

Non-dairy milk has never been more popular. It can be a delicious alternative to cow milk and a better decision to look after the planet, especially if you make it at home! You will be saving money as well as our environment.  Besides, when we make our food instead of buying industrialized products, we eat fresh, wholesome meals that will help us improve our health and our general wellbeing. You just need very few ingredients + your Leafico multipurpose reusable cotton bag. Keep reading to find an easy recipe -- with a dash of creativity! Special sweet almond milk without...

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Mushrooms that eat plastic?

Mushrooms that eat plastic?

Humans have produced about 9 billion tons of plastic since the 1950s, only 9% of which has been recycled. The remaining has accumulated in landfills or the ocean. To help solve this huge problem called the environmental crisis, researchers are now looking at alternative methods for plastic reduction. One of these solutions comes in the form of a certain mushroom species with the ability to consume polyurethane, one of the main ingredients in plastic products. If we can find a way to harness the power of these plastic-eating mushrooms, some scientists believe that these natural composters could be the key...

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How much of the ocean remains unexplored?

How much of the ocean remains unexplored?

Scientists have successfully landed rovers on Mars and sent spacecraft to the dark side of the moon. Yet, the vast majority of the ocean remains unexplored.  The ocean is a huge body of saltwater that covers about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. 97 percent of the world’s water is found in the ocean. Because of this, the ocean has considerable impact on weather, temperature, and the food supply of humans and other organisms. Despite its size and impact on the planet and on humans’ health, the seas remain a mystery. More than 80 percent of the ocean has never been...

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